Read the full article in ParentMap, March 1, 2010.
For most people, the circle is a symbol of belonging, of connections and clasped hands. For families whose children often don’t fit in, however, circles can look more like fences. Any line leaves someone in and someone out. In this story, families share their view from the outside of some of those circles and the inside of others. They explain the birthday parties that don’t happen because it is too painful to throw a party and have only one or two guests. They tell how weary they are of the grocery store question, “What is wrong with your baby?”